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« on: January 04, 2014 06:49:47 AM »

Happy New Year! Let's get the year started off with an altered tin. Here's a little something I whipped up for Alpha Stamps; it's my first project for 2014.  Grin

I love their new Bird Cages collage sheet: so many lovely wire cages! And because they're all black and white, you can use them as is, or color them with Copic markers to match your background paper.  I chose a tall cage that had a sad little bird in it, and then used wires to have three colorful birds fly around the cage. I'm quite sure they're working on an escape plan for their incarcerated friend.


The trick to getting those birds to fly is to make a tight little curl on each end of a thin, but sturdy wire. This will give your glue something to grab on to. I like to use E6000 glue for a really good hold. (Don't you just love my gorgeous cutting board? I've had that thing since 1983. It's not pretty, but it works.)


Here's the inside of the tin. I used the same collage sheet as the colorful birds (Lady in Blue) for the image of the lady. She's layered on a doily and surrounded by little pearls. In this shot you can see the ribbon that goes around the lid of the tin as well as the way I attached the wire to the birds, which I painted black before cutting them out. This gives the paper a little more body and a more finished than a stark white background.


Wishing you all a happy (and crafty!) 2014.
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2014 07:21:33 AM »

This is so great! Beautiful!
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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2014 07:35:27 AM »

What a tweet way to begin 2014! The sproing-y birds are a great idea. Love the cutting board; mess means you are having fun.
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2014 03:59:13 PM »

I love it!
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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2014 05:37:34 PM »

Beautiful! Birds just make you happy. Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2014 06:30:44 PM »

So beautiful!
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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2014 08:29:06 AM »

Airy and fresh. Love it.
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This is awesome! I love it!
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« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2014 10:30:00 AM »

I love the wire trick!
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